Sunday, August 05, 2012

The world’s biggest flying artillery gun (ANGEL OF DEATH)

Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily-armed ground-attack aircraft variant of the C-130 Hercules transport plane.
Also known as ANGEL OF DEATH

The world’s biggest flying artillery gun – and the latest weapon being used by British and US Special Forces to defeat Talibanin surgents in Afghanistan.
The AC-130 Hercules aircraft unleashing its awesome firepower on the enemy 2,000ft below.
From a distance the plane – nicknamed the ‘Angel of Death’ because of the shape that its anti-missile flares take when they are fired – looks like a normal troop carrier.
But the aircraft, which is rarely deployed in daylight, carries a powerful Howitzer 105mm field gun which can ‘vaporise’ targets at a range of 1,200 yards."

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